|High School:||Cass Tech HS|
2013 — One of the secondary’s most experienced reserves played in all 13 games while finishing with 18 tackles (11 unassisted) . . . Ranked seventh among the team’s defensive backs in tackles in addition to returning an interception 97 yards at Virginia - the longest non-scoring interception return in school history and tied as the second-longest overall . . . Also added three stops vs. the Cavaliers, included 1.5 tackles for loss . . . Blocked a field goal try in the season opener vs. Nicholls before falling on the loose ball in his longest stint of the season (50 snaps) . . . Matched his career high with five tackles in win over Utah . . . Added three tackles in wins over Washington State (all solo) and Oregon State . . . Was credited with two tackles and an interception in the2014 Spring Game.
2012 — Provided the Ducks depth in the secondary in 10 games, finishing year with 16 tackles (10 unassisted) and two interceptions (70 yards) . . . Posted career-high five tackles vs. Colorado, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss of 3 yards . . . Also tallied four stops in season-opener vs. Arkansas State . . . Parlayed trio of solo tackles against Tennessee Tech with first of two interceptions (28-yard return) and one pass broken up . . . Registered one unassisted stop at Arizona State, but added an interception and 42-yard return . . . Tallied a pair of tackles and one pass breakup in win at Oregon State … Contributed seven tackles in the 2013 Spring Game, including one for a 4-yard setback . . . Clocked as fastest defensive back during off-season testing (4.61 40) while also pacing position with 34.5-inch vertical leap . . . Doubles as key member of school’s track & field program, running opening leg on Pac-12’s third-place 4x100 relay that qualified for NCAA Championships, posting sixth-fastest time in program history in the latter event (39.89) . . . Added a wind-aided 100-meter season-best of 10.31.
2011 — Appeared in five games, recording seven tackles … Recorded a season-high three solo tackles in win over Oregon State … Added two solo stops in win vs. Missouri State and one tackle vs. Nevada.
2010 — Acquired more experience while redshirting his first season . . . Won the “Football 60” exhibition race at the Oregon Twilight track meet, covering 60 meters in 6.87 seconds to defeat four gridiron teammates.
BEFORE OREGON — Helped the Technicians to a 6-4 overall record in his senior season while playing wide receiver and defensive back … The Prepstar Magazine All-American tallied 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions while starting on both sides of the ball as a junior … Recorded times as fast as 10.4 in the 100-meters while competing with the Cass Tech track team … Ran the third fastest qualifying time in the state in division one during the spring of 2009, clocking in at 10.71 en route to winning the regional championship … State indoor champion in the 60 meters where he ran a qualifying time of 6.88 … Rated a four-star recruit and No. 12 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL — Parents: Mecah and Pam Mathis. Family: No brothers or sisters. High School (Coach): Cass Technical (Thomas Wilcher), 2010. Major: Psychology.
MATHIS' CAREER BESTS
All-purpose yards: 97, at Virginia, 09/07/13
Interceptions: 1 [t-13th], at Virginia, 09/07/13; Tennessee Tech, 09/15/12; at Arizona State, 10/18/12
Long interception return: 97 [1st], at Virginia, 09/07/13
Tackles: 5, Colorado, 10/27/12 (2-3); UTAH, 11/16/13 (4-1)
Sacks: 1.0 [t-57th], Wyoming, 09/13/14 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.5, at Virginia, 09/07/13 (1-0); Colorado, 10/27/12 (1-0)
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-5th], South Dakota, 08/30/14; at Washington State, 09/20/14
Pass breakups: 1, 9 times
Blocked kicks: 1 [t-1st], Nicholls, 08/31/13